Since some months now I notice such many troublesome warnings on the SAMBA build. I especially note here the warnings from the PIDL compiler and the lex.* files.
The lex warnings are a pain, but as these files are generated by an external tool, they are hard to fix. The PIDL warnings are a note to us to restructure a large amount of our IDL for greater standards compliance.
It is a big task, and perhaps shouldn't be warned about generally. However, this is up to jelmer.
Is there a plan to start doing this?
Yes, I plan on working on the pidl stuff at some point.
Okay, status update:
- The PIDL warnings still persist
- The nasty lex messages seem to be delightfully gone
- The build of the python bindings generate lots of warnings. Isn't there a way to suppress it?
We shouldn't just suppress those warnings, we should fix the actual things they're warning about.
Are the PIDL warnings so difficult to fix?
(In reply to comment #6)
> For example:
> Are the PIDL warnings so difficult to fix?
Yes, they require some IDL refactoring and matching appropriate testing against Windows.
Since this is not really a bug and I think our IDLs evolve from time to time, more and more warnings will be gone.
Therefore I close this bug with "WORKS FOR ME".